Full-time Police Academy Schedules

This course fulfills the training requirements prescribed by the MPTC that full-time municipal, Environmental Law Enforcement, and University of Massachusetts police officers must satisfactorily complete before exercising police powers in Massachusetts.

MPTC-operated Police Academy Schedules

Police Academy Academy Start Date Application Deadline* Seats
Boylston No recruit classes scheduled at this academy   N/A
Plymouth  April 1, 2019 February 28, 2019 FULL
13 on standby
Randolph September 9, 2019 August 8, 2019


Reading  March 4, 2019 January 31, 2019 Full
Western Mass  June 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 22

Number of sponsored applications on file for backfill: 43

Updated: February 19, 2019

* MPTC Police Academy Application Deadline

  • Academy registrations may close sooner if sufficient completed application packets are received to fill the class with full-time officers

**Seats available

  • Priority is given to all full-time applicants
  • Reserve and/or sponsored applicants are not reflected in this number. These applicants are only selected on the deadline date if there is room.

Additional Resources for MPTC-operated Police Academy Schedules

MPTC-authorized Police Academy Schedules

The MPTC approves recruit academies operated by police departments statewide. Upon graduation of an authorized police academy the student officer will have successfully completed the prescribed course of study for basic police training, to exercise police powers, as mandated by MGL, Chapter 41, § 96B.

***Please contact the authorized police academy directly for registration, tuition costs and academy related questions. The MPTC is not involved in the application process for authorized police academies.

You must meet the Eligibility Requirements. 

Authorized Police Academy Start Date Contact/Phone/E-mail
Boston PD Police Academy
85 Williams Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136
In Session Sergeant James Blake
Ph: (617) 343-4410
E-mail: james.blake@pd.boston.gov
Lowell Police Academy
99 Middlesex St
Lowell, MA
  Sergeant David Quirbach
Ph: (978) 674-4141
E-mail: dquirbach@lowellma.gov
MBTA Police Academy
85 Sea Street
Quincy, MA 02169
March 25, 2019 Sergeant Saro K. Thompson
Ph: (617) 222-1987
E-mail: sthompson@mbta.com or
NECC Police Academy
100 Elliott St
Haverhill, MA 01830
In Session Sergeant Dan O'Connell
Ph: (978) 965-1026
E-mail: dpoconnell@ci.methuen.ma.us
Springfield PD Police Academy
50 East St
Springfield, MA 01104
February 4, 2019
Lieutenant Norman Charest
Ph: (413) 750-2500
E-mail: ncharest@springfieldpolice.net

State Police Municipal Academy (SPMA)
340 West Brookfield Rd
New Braintree, MA 01531

None scheduled Juliet tondera
E-mail: Juliet.tondera@massmail.state.ma.us
(Dormitories available)
Worcester PD Police Academy
9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 0618
In Session Captain Jerry O'Rourke
Ph: (508) 799-8641
E-mail: orourkejf@worcesterma.gov